So I gave in and went shopping. The plan was to shrink into my existing wardrobe but it was starting to get silly and there is no point in falling like you don’t look your best. As Stacy says from “What Not To Wear” dress the body you have NOW not the one you are going to have.. or want.

Good news.. I found some cute jeans, shoes (Thank you Roy’s Shoes) and simple shirts that don’t break the budget or make me feel frumpy.  Yippeee! I also managed to get through it without beating myself up to badly!

A couple of fun things on the go! Fresh Air Experience/Concepts has their annual Ladies Running Clinic starting mid April, you can get more info >> HERE. Plus I am giving away a few entries and shoes >> HERE.

I will also be joining in the fun of a 4 week boot camp with Ryan Brown from Idol Fit. More info on the >>> HERE. It starts April 17th so don’t delay!

I have been working on my power cleans at the gym for the Bob Sleigh team try-outs. It’s tough! It does feel really good to be getting so much stronger. Recently mystery bruises started to show up on my thigh that looks like this:

I was racking my mind.. I didn’t remember doing anything! It turns out I might be bouncing the bar off my quads while doing the pull up.. hence the bruise. Techique is important! OUCH! I don’t know how I will explain the ones on the underside of my bust line when the ladies get in the way! LOL Dr. Brett at Okanagan Naturopathic Healthcare suggested Traumeel cream or Arnica Cream..

I am working on a new diet plan.. I will be waving bye bye to red meat for awhile.. for you my Meatless Monday recipe. I was honestly SHOCKED at how good this is!

Chick Pea Sandwich Spread

I had it on half a pita with lettuce.. I bet cucumbers would be great with it as well!


1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, 

drained and rinsed

1 stalk celery, chopped

1/2 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried dill weed

salt and pepper to taste


1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pour chickpeas into a medium size mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Mix in celery, onion, mayonnaise (to taste), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper to taste.